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Welcome to Alpha ...

Alpha is located in Grundy County<1>.

The location of Alpha has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Alpha is 800 feet [244 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Alpha lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Alpha lies within the (660) area code.

Communities Also Named Alpha ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Missouri communities named Alpha: This one is located in Grundy County and the other is located in Saint Louis County.

Beyond Missouri, there are 33 communities that are also named Alpha - they are located in Arkansas, California, Georgia, Idaho (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington (2), West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alpha.

Communities near Alpha ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alpha.

  • Chillicothe [Livingston County]
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    • Chillicothe [Livingston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Alpha
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,915 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chillicothe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chillicothe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chillicothe<5>
  • Trenton [Grundy County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trenton
    • Trenton [Grundy County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Alpha
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,620 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trenton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trenton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trenton<5>
  • Meadville [Linn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadville
    • Meadville [Linn County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Alpha
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 425 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadville
  • Laclede [Linn County]
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    • Laclede [Linn County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Alpha
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 322 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laclede have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laclede
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laclede<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wheeling [Livingston County]
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      • Wheeling [Livingston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the south of Alpha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 263 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheeling have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheeling
    • Linneus [Linn County]
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      • Linneus [Linn County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Alpha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linneus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linneus
    • Utica [Livingston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Utica
      • Utica [Livingston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Alpha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 250 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Utica have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Utica
    • Browning [Linn County]
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      • Browning [Linn County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the east of Alpha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 243 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Browning have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browning
    • Galt [Grundy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galt
      • Galt [Grundy County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the north of Alpha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 241 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galt<5>
    • Spickard [Grundy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spickard
      • Spickard [Grundy County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Alpha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 236 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spickard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spickard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spickard<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alpha. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alpha.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alpha. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alpha.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alpha. See our Newspapers Page for Alpha.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alpha ...

Looking for more information about Alpha? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Alpha, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Alpha.

Adding Alpha to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Alpha in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Alpha was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Alpha on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1904.

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alpha on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Missouri

About Grundy County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alpha. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Grundy, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alpha - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alpha) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alpha. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9853, Longitude: -93.4210       In this case, the coordinates for Alpha have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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